Stayed at the Riu Cypria Bay, which is next to another
Riu hotel, so you could use both hotels. A nice walk along the sea front
into Paphos, quite a lively place, with a nice harbour. The castle below has
some history regarding the Turks I think. went up to Coral Bay for a swim -
think I've got some photos which I'll post later. Will go back again, but
value for money, Canary Islands is still our favourite
El Faro de la Entellado - a fine building near
Gran Tarjal but not easy to get to - pretty scary !
Pajara, with it's church of Nuestra Señora
de Regla, displaying the various Aztec symbols - adefinitely a place
where you have to wait for anything to happen !
Popped up to Liverpool for 2 nights and stayed
at the Blenheim again - cold but a nice get away - no new sights to
see, only to brush up on a few Beatle places, but went up to Crosby
on the way home to see the beach statures by Antony Gormley, who
designed the Angel of the North - Vik thought they were really cool,
just looking out to sea - all 100 of them !
The hotel from the beach, with Mnt Aguda
(263.91m) behind - not very high compared to Pico de la Zarza
(814.04m) - more of that on Villa Winter page.
Betancuria - Fuerteventura's main 'city'
(pop. approx 700 !) before making Antigua the capitol in 1834 -
a very quaint, sleepy little place.
Went to look for the remains of the
SS American Star which went down on the coast line
here, but all it's remains have now gone. It was beached off Playa
de Garcey during a storm. Within a year, it broke in two and later
lost its back half. By 2007 the rest of the ship had collapsed onto
its port side, gradually keeling over further and almost completely
submerged. By 2008-2012, most of the remains finally slipped below
the surface. The picture above right is reproduced from a common
The hotel had gained a little farm - very
quaint & the baby goat kept coming to the bar for milk !
Punto de Jandia, the southernmost point of
Fuerteventura - will be passing by again in Sept 2013 to view the
Another trip to Jandia and the 'newly
re-furbished' Jandia Princess, although it hadn't changed all that
much - still nice though and we hired a 4 x 4 this time - a very
exciting adventure as told below.
View from our room - 2 pools, this one slightly
Reception and lounge 1st floor
Those little critters get everywhere !
Stopped off at Castle Howard on the way.
The sea front and harbour at Scarborough
We stayed at Granville Lodge - very reasonably
priced, clean and com
Peasholme Park - remember this place from when I
was a kid with mum & dad.
The Grand Hotel is designed around the theme of
time: four towers to represent the seasons, 12 floors for the months of the
year, 52 chimneys symbolise the weeks, and originally there were 365
bedrooms, one for each day of the year. The hotel itself is in the shape of
a 'V' in honour of Queen Victoria
Had a day out to Bridlington and Flamborough Head.
Stayed at the Barcelo Thallasso Spa, on the front.
Nice hotel , with a pool view. Everything is within easy reach at Caleta -
it's even got a train that runs around and over the main road, up to what
used to be called chipmunk hill - now it's been built up, the chipmunks have
moved to the beach area.
Near Tindaya is the Burnt Mountain, an ancient
volcano.There is a statue of Don Miguel de Unamuno, writer and
philosopher of the 20th century, who was exiled to Fuerteventura for a
In the capital
of the island is a museum dedicated to him. We didn't go up to it as
time was a factor, so a downloaded picture of it is on the right
Bill & Ben - no it's Guise and Ayose, 2 ancient
Guanche kings from before the 1402 conquest by the French
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Ajuy, on the west coast, a quiet little fishing
village (with fisherman statue to go with it) well-known for it's black
sand, and pirate caves.
Always fancied trying Caleta de Fuste for a change, so
had a week there. Not far from the airport
- only 10 minutes.
Back to Fuerteventura again, a return to Jandia -
stayed at the Club Magic Life, as the Princess was closed for a re-furb.
Very nice complex, 1 main restaurant and 3 other themed restaurants - didn't
really dig the evening entertainment, but all in all a really nice place.
Will be going back to the Princess in March 2013 -will be returning
Decided to have a change & headed off to Cyprus. Very
nice place, friendly and plenty of sun. Stayed just outside Paphos on the
west of the island.
Outside no. 6's cottage next to Patrick McGoohan's
Watch out Vik - Rover's behind you !
Just had to visit this place on Anglessey - and I can
pronounce it, so there !
Swallow Falls, near Betws y Coed. I was quite
impressed, but Vik didn't think it was worth the £1.00 we spent !
Just had 2 nights out in Caernarfon, near the castle.
Had a day out at Portmeirion where The Prisoner was
filmed - a fascinating place.